Electricity Usage

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Cabin Fever, Apr 2, 2006.

  1. Cabin Fever

    Cabin Fever Life NRA Member since 1976 Supporter

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    Just found out that our power cooperative has a website that provides its members with statistics on their power usage. One of the things it does is graphs the usage for the past two years. Just thought I'd let you know this so you could check to see if your power company doesn't also have this free service. Here is our chart for power use:

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    It is also selling power meters to members for $33. It plugs into the wall and then you plug the appliance cord into the meter. The meter measures the wattage consumption of the appliance.
     
  2. Highland

    Highland Well-Known Member

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    Our elec.co-op puts the past twelve months usage on each bill.They use a graph also.Sure is handy!
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  3. MrPG

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    Just a note that the Kill-A-Watt meter, does the same thing, has a neat LCD panel, and can usually be found on eBay etc. for about $20 to $25.
     
  4. Cabin Fever

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    That's the exact same meter that the coop is offering for $33. I'll check E-Bay. Thanks
     
  5. Maggie

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    The Kill A Watt meter can be checked out at a few of our public libraries here in the U.P. They were donated by Northern Options, a company that is solar and wind-powered; and they help people set up their own off-grid homes. :happy: Have a great day, Maggie